Category: e.phemera

  • The ER Companion
    The ER Companion

    I’m incredibly fond of ER, to the point that I find it hard to watch other medical dramas without making unfair comparisons. So it was fun to find this in a charity shop the other day. It’s unauthorised, as you can see, and is written by Stephen Spignesi, who has also written books about Stephen…

  • Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

    I wrote a couple of posts a while ago about trailers that were shot specially with new footage. Here’s another, for the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

  • Building A Pallet Wood Shelf
    Building A Pallet Wood Shelf

    I have a space behind a door that normally just houses piles of unread books and unwatched DVDs, so I tidied up and decided to make better use of it. In that, I wanted to build some shelves to store unread books and unwatched DVDs. So I designed this, with an old fashioned pencil. I…

  • Seinfeld on Battlestars
    Seinfeld on Battlestars

    Here’s a clip of Jerry Seinfeld on a 1982 edition of the game show Battlestars.

  • The Day Thames Television Stole Dallas From The BBC
    The Day Thames Television Stole Dallas From The BBC

    This is the story of how Thames Television ended up paying the BBC to continue broadcasting Dallas. At the end of the 1970s, Dallas was an instant hit for CBS. After just five episodes, the show was doing well in its Sunday night slot, and would finish the season as the 12th most watched show…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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